*Photograph: John Mangan

Funding to the value of €91,800 has been awarded to a Clare organisation that has played a pivotal role in nourishing the elderly and vulnerable during COVID-19.

Newmarket-on-Fergus based, Obair has been selected in the first tranche of funding for the COVID-19 stability fund for community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises.

Meals on Wheels is one of the services carried out by the organisation which recorded a 300% increase in demand during the height of restrictions. Obair also commenced the provision of family meal boxes which catered for Clare families that had to cook at home during COVID-19 with ingredients, recipes and utensils all included.

Individuals located in Lahinch, Kilrush, Ennis, Shannon, Quin, Kilkishen, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ennistymon, Sixmilebridge, Cratloe, Tiermaclane and Doora have been catered for in both services.

Clare TD, Joe Carey (FG) stated of Obair’s contribution to the people of Clare. “Their efforts during this great crisis have been nothing short of heroic. It was an honour to witness the selfless work its volunteers do in person and the vital role the organisation plays in helping the most vulnerable in our society”.

He added, “”Obair has been at the heart of our county’s response to the challenges brought by Covid-19. In every corner of the country people have got behind their community and dug deep to help each other”.

The Covid-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises is intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups delivering critical front-line services to those most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure as a direct result of restrictions to combat the spread of the virus. Further funding announcements are expected over the coming weeks.

Related News

damien carmody tournament 24-02-24 family 1
'He would have loved it' - inaugural Damien Carmody memorial tournament a fitting tribute
Clare Colleran Molloy at the the Traveller Site in Ennis-2778
Engagement for draft Traveller accommodation programme crucial to address 'deplorable living conditions'
Feb 22nd
How Reflexology can benefit teenagers - Glenina Reflexology
craggaunowen 1
Craggaunowen to undergo €1m redevelopment this year
Latest News
Clare Colleran Molloy at the the Traveller Site in Ennis-2778
Engagement for draft Traveller accommodation programme crucial to address 'deplorable living conditions'
clare v wicklow anthem huddle 26-02-24
'We've never spoken about promotion or relegation' says Clare football boss Fitzgerald
clare v cork 21-05-23 shane o'donnell 2
Lohan confirms O'Donnell won't be used in National Hurling League
Feb 22nd
How Reflexology can benefit teenagers - Glenina Reflexology
clare v offaly 18-02-24 ladies football caoimhe harvey kiah farrelly 1
Clare ladies focused on keeping unbeaten run going
Premium
court 1
Judge grants domestic violence Protection Order to woman after husband concealed HIV status from her
cillian murphy rita mcinerney michael shannon alan troy
Fianna Fáil finalise West Clare ticket with four candidates put forward
st michaels v avenue utd 25-02-24-2
St Michael's second half surge eliminates Avenue Utd from Munster Junior Cup
clare v waterford 11-02-24 cian galvin 2
Unbeaten league run intact as Clare secure draw with Wexford
0BD296C1-CCEF-4415-8447-A572DFC8755A
Clare footballers record third win wiping away Wicklow challenge

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top